[TowerTalk] One wire antenna 80-10 meters?

k8mp at aol.com k8mp at aol.com
Thu Apr 27 00:37:45 EDT 2017

Hi Pete,

<div>I use a 185 ft doublet (aka a 40M ext dbl Zepp) for an all-band antenna at home. It's fed with 450 ohm line through a manual tuner.

In my portable antenna box, I have two 80M half-waves antennas, both fed with 450 ohm line. They're great instant all-band antennas with a tuner.

<div>Some guys rave about OCF dipoles. I haven't tried one so I can't say yea or nay.

For my money, a doublet, 130 ft or longer, is my favorite. Easy to build, guaranteed to work.
And If you get greedy and put up two at right angles, you can take advantage of the gain on the higher bands and also fill in the nulls on those bands.

I used to have two at home like that and daisy-chained two tuners so I could switch antennas quickly.

Later, Joe, K8MP

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-----Original Message-----
From: Pete Smith N4ZR <n4zr at comcast.net>
To: TowerTalk <TowerTalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Wed, Apr 26, 2017 11:01 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] One wire antenna 80-10 meters?

I'm sure this question has been asked before, probably on this 
reflector, but so far I've found that the level of knowledge seems to 
increase with time.  So...

If you could have one horizontal single-wire antenna for 80-10 meters, 
what would it be?  Tuner and open-wire line are possible if necessary.


73, Pete N4ZR
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